Provost & Academic Vice President

Student Learning Outcomes

Physical Education  (B.S.)


Based on standards established by the Society of Health and Physical Educators, upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. know and apply discipline-specific scientific and theoretical concepts critical to the development of physically educated individuals
  2. be a physically educated individual with the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate competent movement performance and health enhancing fitness as delineated in the NASPE K–12 Standards
  3. plan and implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences aligned with local, state, and national standards to address the diverse needs of all students
  4. use effective communication and pedagogical skills and strategies to enhance student engagement and learning
  5. utilize assessments and reflection to foster student learning and inform instructional decisions
  6. demonstrate dispositions essential to becoming effective professionals

In addition to the outcomes listed above, all professional educator licensure programs at Western Illinois University are designed to meet the 2013 Illinois Professional Teaching Standards (IAC 23, Part 25)  and are also aligned with the standards established by the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium.  These standards can be found at the links below: